Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Events, Main |

Partial Solar eclipse 2015

On Friday 20th March, the UK was witness to a rare and beautiful astronomical event – a solar eclipse. Starting at around 8.28am. The Moon slowly begin moving in front of the Sun, reaching maximum coverage by about 9.33am; and ending at 10.43. Seen from the Keighley area about 86% of the Sun’s disc was covered by the Moon.

It was a partial solar eclipse, not a total one where the Sun’s entire disc is obscured. Still, this was the best solar eclipse visible from the UK since the total eclipse of 1999. There were breaks in the thin covering of cloud to view this event. We won’t get another one as good as this until 2026!